On Tuesday 30 March 2010, 08:07:19 Stefan Seyfried wrote:
On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:49:01 +0200
"Hans-Peter Jansen" <hpj(a)urpla.net> wrote:
Or is it possible to run an x86_64 kernel with a
Yes, this should work without problems. Everything else is a bug.
Of course you get problems if you try the other way round ;)
Okay, I'm going to try this.
for some reason I have to avoid upgrading this
system to 11.2 or x86_64 by all means.
Interesting. What are reasons nowadays to not use x86_64?
In one word: recreance.
This is the one and only stage before hitting a heavily hammered production
system in a company, that feeds many families including my own.
Needless to say, both serve a quite complex setup (ldap, database, nfs
server) with all the evil stuff running (VMware-Server, ancient basic
interpreter with relational database kernel driving an mission critical
order system, lots of bells and whistles). This company is driven by Unix
since 20 years, and by SuSE-Linux since 13 years (including fat diskless
SuSE desktop setup also running VMware WinBlows instances). No desktop ever
saw a harddisk except a single Win95 test system (that soon failed
Excuse my degression, please (but a little historical feedback doesn't harm,
I always need to balance the contradiction of decrufting and conservative
Thus I'm willing to change kernels. Before switching the userspace, I have
to get rid from the VMware cruft (it's sucking rocks, anyway..), get the XP
instances running smoothly with kvm, and get the basic dbms build and
running on 64 bit (every major gcc release results in major hassles to get
this beast compiled properly again..).
BTW: my 11.1 /proc/config.gz (on x86_64) shows that
all IOMMU options
are enabled, but I cannot judge if it works, because my board does not
seem to have one.
Cool, sounds nice.
BTW, I've an experimental 184.108.40.206 build running on BS, is there a proper
way to build a 64 bit kernel in a 32 bit environment (I try to not upset
zypper and keep general "zypper dup" applicability)?
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